While the discussion about Bitcoin Core vs. Bitcoin XT carries on across the world, various mining pools have already implemented the block size changes proposed by Bitcoin XT. Judging from the latest BlockTrail API statistics, multiple “XT” blocks have been mined on the Bitcoin network, all of which are 8 MB in size. Is this a sign of things to come, or just a flash in the pan?
The Curious Case of Bitcoin XT Blocks
It is no secret that the discussion on whether Bitcoin XT is an altcoin or a proper way forward for the Bitcoin ecosystem will carry on for quite some time. Even though the actual block size change goes in effect as of January 2016, coming to a proper consensus before that date would be a step in the right direction.
What really makes this debate so interesting is that regular Bitcoin Core blocks, which are currently 1MB